Foundations of Cyber-Physical Infrastructure for Creative Design and Making of Cyber-physical Products

Principal Investigator: Mike Atallah

The focus in this proposal is on the emerging paradigm of democratization of the product innovation process, especially by engaging a vastly larger pool of talent to generate new ideas which in turn will create new cyber-physical products. The primary objective is to lay the foundations of a cyber-physical infrastructure for the creative design and making of realizable products.  This will be done by addressing fundamental barriers to participation, model-based engineering, and information sharing.  The information-security facet of the project aims to overcome information-related impediments to collaboration and information sharing, and thereby enable new forms of interactions between individuals, the physical world, and the computational aspects of product realization.


Other PIs: PI is Jitesh Panchal, co-PIs are Mikhail Atallah and Karthik Ramani

Students: Siddharth Bhandari (Mechanical Engineering), Shumiao Wang (CS)

Representative Publications

  • Shumiao Wang, Siddharth Bhandari, Mikhail Atallah, Jitesh Panchal, and Karthik Ramani.  Secure Collaborations in Engineering System Design, Proc. of ASME 2014 International Design and Engineering Technical Conference and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC/CIE 2014), Buffalo, New York, August 2014. [This is the flagship conference for design engineering.]